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YouTube reviewer extraordinaire peaugh has uploaded a review of the highly anticipated Transformers United Rumble & Frenzy. US fans are getting a little nervous about actually being able to find the domestic versions of these guys. See what peaugh thought about these guys below.
Motto:""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
Rated X wrote:Hasbro excetutive # 1: "His G1 alt mode is boring for kids to play with."
Hasbro excetutive # 2: "Just follow the standard protocol and make him a tank."
Hasbro excetutive # 3: "Tanks are fun."
I've never met anyone that hates change as much as you do
Looks like I wont have to worry about these guys for a while anyway..
Yeah I admit it, Im 34 so I dont sit well with changing G1 concepts. Isnt that what we have other lines for ??? It's funny how the robot mode is made to target collectors and the alt mode is made to target kids.
Am I the only one who enjoyed playing with tape decks, cassettes, microscopes, and cameras as a kid ??? When I wanted to play with a car, tank, plane, or beast, there were so many other options. It was these characters unique alt modes that made them so cool. I guess they fired the guy that made Ravage transform into a cassette. (with classics Hound) Horrors...
Rated X wrote:Am I the only one who enjoyed playing with tape decks, cassettes, microscopes, and cameras as a kid ??? When I wanted to play with a car, tank, plane, or beast, there were so many other options. It was these characters unique alt modes that made them so cool. I guess they fired the guy that made Ravage transform into a cassette. (with classics Hound) Horrors...
I understand your point and I'll also admit that Hasbro/TT do not always hit the mark, but in this case I think they did they best with what they had. Now, personally, I would have loved articulated a Rumble/Frenzy mold that turned into a cassette but i doubt children these days would. Especially, without an updated Soundwave to interact with. (Maybe a reason why the RTS version didnt even mention SW in the bio?) And if Hasbro/TT would have gone the cassette route, we would have kissed the piledrivers goodbye. So, I think they did a decent job with trying to update the character to appeal to todays generation and accomodate the original figures.
Got these Friday, not very impressed. Both are floppy, the pile driver gimmick goes off constantly, they look awkward in all modes, their alt modes don't peg together very well. I got these guys to be my WFC versions of the characters, classics shelf is already occupied by the PE versions. PE wins this round IMHO.
Motto:""So you see evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb!""
Weapon: Dual-Sonic Disrupter Gun
Yeah (in a Bill Lumbergh tone) these just aren't going to be good for me. When the word first broke about Rumble and Frenzy I was stoked. Then when the first images were posted it was a real let me down. I stop and think of what really could have been for these two awesome G1 TF's. I think I too will consider the Perfect Effect Shadow 2 pack as well, a far better representation of these 2 guys...'nuff said!
YoungPrime wrote:This is the second review of these guys that didn't have a size comparison...
How hard is it to stand a Generations Deluxe figure next to them?
Huh guess it doesn't matter either way since Bayformers are stealing what little joy I have left for the foreseeable future.
PE ones look far better anyway.
Here ya go, posed with music label SW who's roughly deluxe in size. Hope that helps.
They look awesome with WFC Soundwave, too.
As for their alt modes, I personally think they looks more like those unmanned SWORDS systems the Army is now trying out [you know, those remote-controlled robots mounted with assault rifles, running on tractor treads?]
Maybe it's Rumble's & Frenzy's implied size, and the fact that they have thin, twin lasers instead of one main large barrel canon.
I'll pass on these for sure. I think they could have at least cleaned up the design a bit. If they were less kibbly looking with cleaner lines and more solid looking limbs then they may have warranted some interest from me. Plus i hate tanks. SOOO BORING!!
I agree with Rated X on these guys. They've taken away what makes these guys unique and interesting and made them pedestrian.
Sure they've added the pile driver feature but it still doesn't sell me on the overall design.
I JUST GOT AN AWESOME IDEA! when I Heard of this a few months back I thought, well someone's got to wake a jet laserbeak and ratbat to go with them! laserbeak would be a beige f-15, same goes for ratbat, but once you transformed them, theyde reveal they're colors, and frenzy and rumble would do the same, but would look different in robot mode, but with Movie laserbeak coming, I Could just use that. Soundwave.... HE Would be the new Trypticon! A Giant base for them all! THAT WOULD BE EPICSAUCEMNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!